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Inebriated, Abusive Indian-Origin Lady Law Tutor Thrown Off Plane In UK

London (PTI):  A 30-year-old drunk law tutor was thrown off a plane at Heathrow airport in the UK after she hurled abuse at the flight staff, according to a media report. Meghna Kumar was arrested and escorted out of the British Airways aircraft before it took off as she had downed so much vodka and abused the flight staff, the...

Doval’s China visit put off in wake of Pathankot attack

Beijing: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval's visit to China from tomorrow for talks with top Chinese leaders has been put off in the wake of the attack by Pakistani militants on the key Air Force base in Pathankot. The visit has been put off due to scheduling problems, Chinese Foreign Ministry official told Press here today. Indian officials said Doval's visit will...

Indian-Origin Man Executed In Singapore For Drug Trafficking

Singapore (PTI): A 29-year-old Indian-origin Malaysian man was executed today in Singapore for drugs smuggling despite calls by the UN and rights groups to halt his capital punishment. Prabagaran Srivijayan was sentenced to death in 2014 after he was caught with 22.24 grams of diamorphine while trying to enter Singapore. Srivijayan had his death sentence carried out at Singapore's Changi Prison Complex,...

Trump Campaign Subpoenaed For Documents On Assault Allegations

Washington(AFP): Donald Trump's campaign has been subpoenaed as part of a defamation suit for documents related to sexual assault allegations that emerged during his run for president, according to a court document. The lawsuit by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Trump's reality TV show "The Apprentice," says he made "numerous false, defamatory statements" in response to her allegations that...

Gandhi Museum Inaugurated In Durban On Land Owned By Mahatma

Johannesburg(PTI): On the eve of Diwali, a Gandhi museum has been inaugurated on a small piece of land once owned by Mahatma Gandhi in the coastal city of Durban. Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh inaugurated the museum yesterday, which will reflect the life and universal influence of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi owned the land in 1897 and used...

As Expected Pakistan Justifies Hafiz Saeed’s Release

Islamabad(PTI): Pakistan has justified the release of Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, claiming that Islamabad was committed to the implementation of UNSC sanctions regime on terrorists. The Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) head and LeT founder, who has a USD 10 million American bounty on his head for terror activities, was freed by Pakistan yesterday. He is a UN and...

India Launches Cartosat-2 Series Satellite, 29 Others

Sriharikota(AP & PTI): India today successfully launched weather observation satellite Cartosat 2 Series and 29 other spacecraft onboard its dependable Polar rocket from here. The successful orbiting of the satellites by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV C-40 comes four months after the Indian space Research Organisation s mission to launch backup navigation spacecraft IRNSS-1H onboard PSLV-39 ended in a...

War Of Words: My Nuclear Button Is ‘More Powerful’, Trump Threatens North Korea

Washington(PTI): US President Donald Trump today warned that his "nuclear button" is "much bigger and more powerful" than the one controlled by North Korea's Kim Jong Un, as the White House said it was keeping all of its options on the table to curb Pyongyang's atomic programme. Trump's response followed a New Year's Day address by Kim, who said that...

Aadhaar ID saving Indian govt about USD 1 bln per annum: WB

Washington: Hailing India's Aadhaar digital ID, the World Bank has said the initiative is estimated to be saving the government about USD 1 billion annually by curbing corruption as it underlined that digital technologies can promote inclusion, efficiency and innovation. "We estimate that this (Aadhaar digital ID) is saving approximately USD 1 billion (Rs 650 crores) a year by reducing corruption...

US Official To Defend Trump Stance At UN Climate Talks

Bonn(AFP): An American official will address the UN climate meeting in Bonn today, where envoys have battled to make progress in the shadow of President Donald Trump's rejection of a global action plan. On the penultimate day of the annual climate huddle, most countries will be represented by heads of state or cabinet ministers at a "high-level segment", but Washington...

Trump Scraps Obama-Era Amnesty Programme; 7,000 Indians To Be Hit

Washington (PTI): US President Donald Trump today scrapped an Obama-era amnesty programme that granted work permits to immigrants who arrived in the country illegally as children, a move likely to impact 800,000 undocumented workers including more than 7,000 Indian-Americans. "I am here today to announce that the programme known as DACA (Deferred Action for Children Arrival) that was effectuated under...

Joke From White House: Trump Threatens To Fire Price If Health Vote Fails

Glen Jean in US (AP): President Donald Trump jokingly threatened during a speech to thousands of Boy Scouts to fire his health secretary if a crucial vote to repeal "Obamacare" fails. During a speech unlike any most of the crowd had heard at a Scout function before, Trump mixed a traditional message to Scouts of encouragement about loyalty, service to others...

Narayana Murthy Son-In-Law Inducted Into Theresa May Government In UK

London(PTI): Rishi Sunak, the son-in-law of Infosys chief Narayana Murthy, is among two new Indian-origin MPs to be inducted into the UK government by British Prime Minister Theresa May following the recent reshuffle of her team of ministers. Sunak, 37, a Conservative party MP for Richmond (Yorkshire), has been appointed the new parliamentary under- secretary of state in the Ministry...

Ivanka Trump Silent On Dad’s Tweets Assailing TV Host

Washington, Jul 1 (AP) Ivanka Trump has been vocal in using her White House role to advocate for women. But when President Donald Trump lobbed a demeaning attack on a female TV host on Twitter this week, his daughter and senior adviser kept quiet. It was a moment of silence that spoke to the challenges and calculations Ivanka Trump faces as she...